The Center for Arab American Philanthropy’s (CAAP) 2011 grantees have some great summer activities coming up. Check out the organizations local to you and your family for some Arab-centered fun this summer!

Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture – Philadelphia
Al-Bustan Camp
June 9-27

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Ibn Battuta in Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Al-Bustan Camp is an Arabic culture and language camp that takes on a different theme every year. This year their summer camp will explore the life and times of 14th century traveler Ibn Battuta and his home country of Morocco. Open to children and youth of all ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds, “Al-Bustan”, Arabic for “The Garden”, encourages dialogue, respect, understanding, and celebrates diversity.

Center for Arabic Culture (CAC) – Boston
Camp CAC
June 25-July 6

For the first time, CAC is hosting a week-long Arabic culture, arts, and language camp for 12-14 year-olds. This camp is sure to be a hit, and will get teens expressing themselves by learning about different cultures!

Alwan for the Arts – NYC
Summer Music Classes
May 31-June 23

The Riq, is widely Used in the Arabic Music
The riqq, or arabic hand drum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Alwan regularly features a wide array of group and private music lessons. This summer, their group sessions include “Iraqi Folk & Popular Songs”, “Arab Grooves”, and “the Songs of Umm Kalthoum” (who is known to many as the greatest female Arab singer of all time!).

Alif Institute – Atlanta
Cooking Class Series
Starts June 5

Stuffed grape leaves (Photo credit: One Turkmen Kitchen)

Learn how to make stuffed grape leaves, desserts, and prepare a full Middle Eastern meal during Alif Institute’s Summer Cooking Class Series!

Arab American Heritage Council (AAHC) – Flint, Mich
Summer Camp
August 5-10

2011 AAHC Summer Camp

AAHC’s third annual summer camp at Camp Copneconic will include activities such as swimming, canoeing, zip line, rock climbing, horseback riding, and cultural exchange activities focusing on the Arab world. 

CAAP is proud to support programming across the U.S. from these organizations and more. To see the full list of our grantees, please visit our website!

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